Urban Wildlife

Waterkeeper Hefeweizen hits drafts and more

Waterkeeper Hefeweizen hits drafts and more

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Although water is one of the most vital resources on the planet, waterways continue to decline in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world. SweetWater Brewing Company realizes the importance of protecting these vital water sources and has once again joined with Waterkeeper Alliance members throughout the Southeast to help conserve some of these most threatened rivers, streams and coastlines.

Press Conference with Mayor to Announce Big News for the Animals

 

An estimated 2,700 additional homeless, Jacksonville dogs and cats will have new hope of finding families in 2012, thanks to $340,000 grant presented by Best Friends Animal Society® to one of the city's leading animal welfare agencies.

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

 

The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management change at its Nov. 16 Commission meeting in an effort to further protect these top predators.

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

 

The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management change at its Nov. 16 Commission meeting in an effort to further protect these top predators.

The Jacksonville Humane Society Reminds Families to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween

The Jacksonville Humane Society Reminds Families to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), a non-profit animal welfare and education organization, is encouraging families to ensure their pets are safe this Halloween.

“Many pets get sick or go missing during holidays like Halloween,” said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director.  “It is important that families keep their pets in a comfortable, safe place, especially during parties and trick-or-treating.”